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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

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“great museum”(17 reviews)
“museum cafe”(15 reviews)
“museum is free”(10 reviews)
Situated in the capital of the Northwest Territories, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) produces exhibitions that tell stories about the land, people, and history of the NWT. However, the PWNHC is "more than a museum". In addition...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
4750 48th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
+1 867-767-9347
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 20, 2011

A very unique trip into the history of the northwest territories. A young territory but with extreme heroism and adventures that is well displayed in many different displays. A history of flight in the north is very cool... the diamond discovery displays are neat. Alot...More

4  Thank icedtrucker
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 20, 2012

Does not have a big collection considering the fact that a number of Native Indian tribes lived and flourished in the area.A lot of the information is given from a European point of view. Construction is still ongoing. Hoping that they can come up to...More

2  Thank vinsha
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a huge museum fan in general but I really enjoyed this one. The architecture inside it beautiful...I love all the wood in there! True craftsmanship! The displays are well placed, well lit and the descriptions are easy to read and very informative. They...More

Thank taximom5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative museum with the best cafe! I highly recommend taking a few hours out to visit. You won't regret it.This was the first place I ever visited in Yellowknife and i have visited it at least 3 times since. Oh and its free!

Thank Richelle R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travelled to Yellowknife with international students from the ESL school that I worked at and bringing them here was one of the best decisions of our trip. Admission is free, and the exhibitions represent a wonderful opportunity not only for curious foreigners, but also...More

Thank JKBuc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did spend some time here while hanging around in town, its good place to visit and know more about the place about YellowKnife..

Thank Kelvin L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend to go to this Museum. You will find a lot of history about the Northwest Territory. It's worth to spend time :)

Thank bbqfan2012
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Good for information and very good display, no admission required, building is well maintained and good to visit.

Thank 868johnnyc
Reviewed September 19, 2018

it's a nice museum / place to understand more the culture/history and wild lives of Nordic circle. it's located in a convenient location, no admission fee and most visitors enjoy the exhibits and it's precious to see the 1 first handmade google.

Thank SnailVeronica
Reviewed September 19, 2018

set aside an afternoon to visit the museum while you are here, it is time well spent and you will learn some great things about life in the north.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a great way to learn about northern Native culture and history. Admission is free with donations graciously accepted. Don't miss the short video about the last moose-skin boat. Fascinating.

Thank jank4888
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Nice exhibit of Yellowknife 's history, culture, people, n nature. We went there before tours viewing Buffalo, n hiking Cameron Fall, we found the information helpful and appreciated more of the visit .

Thank StellaYang
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